Fortune recently highlighted the impressive return on investment that recent MBA grads are already experiencing, sharing preliminary employment details about Darden’s Class of 2022.
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Fortune reported, “The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, which Fortune ranks as having the No. 14 full-time MBA program in the U.S., announced in May that its class of 2022 MBA graduates saw a 21% jump in their starting median base salaries compared with the 2021 class. Darden MBA graduates this year will earn a median base salary of $175,000—and 92% of those in the class of 2022 seeking jobs have already received at least one offer.”
Darden shared preliminary salary and career details shortly after graduation in May, which boasted the largest-ever number of UVA Darden grads. Top employers for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 included BCG, Bain, McKinsey, Microsoft, Dell, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Amazon, Bank of America and Credit Suisse.
“Fortune also ranks Darden as having the No. 12 executive MBA program in the country—and that program’s preliminary statistics also didn’t disappoint. More than 80% of this year’s class was promoted or landed a new job. Plus, the class of 2022 reported a 20% base salary increase during the course of the program, bringing that average to more than $180,500 by graduation, according to Darden.”
Jeff McNish, assistant dean of Darden’s Career Center commented, “Our graduates bring tremendous value to the firms that hire them, and this value is directly correlated to the salary increase.”